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CCK's Monitor Barn Color Experiment
« on: September 10, 2017, 08:56:27 AM »
Decided to leave my comfort zone and try something different this morning. Here are the goods: good ol' inkahol; FolkArt's Driftwood Pickling Wash, that some of youse guys have turned us on to; Testor's Teak Acrylic Wash; craft paint (wanted Apple Barrel Barn Red but looks like Michael's stopped carrying Apple Barrel and I didn't want to drive 15 minutes to try Hobby Lobby).

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Re: CCK's Monitor Barn Color Experiment
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 08:58:34 AM »
First did my usual nailholes (don't go there) and lifted clapboards routine, then my usual inkahol wash.

Next I applied the pickling wash per instructions (brush on...wait 30 seconds, wipe off with rag).

Here I deviated from the instructions, not because I'm an artiste but because I'm lazy and have a million other to-do's today. The pickling is supposed to be given an hour to dry and 24 hours to cure. Yeah, right.

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Re: CCK's Monitor Barn Color Experiment
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 09:01:32 AM »
The acrylic wash needs to be stirred pretty thoroughly and then brushed on. Goes on super-thin. As you can see (depending on how the color reproduces via iPhone and posting) it goes on with a pinkish hue. This might be because I didn't let the pickling below fully cure. In fact, it foams a bit inside the window openings where it piles up during the brush-on.

Finally, on a piece of scrap, I dry-brushed the craft paint, Americana Deep Burgundy.

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Re: CCK's Monitor Barn Color Experiment
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 09:02:42 AM »
Off now with the dawgs to visit the grey folks, and then off to teeny-tiny Seward, IL for a 50th anniversary picnic for relatives. I'll report back with further progress. Cheers!

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Re: CCK's Monitor Barn Color Experiment
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 09:04:13 AM »
Cool. Looks like a variation of "Sellios' Usetabe Red".  ;)


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Re: CCK's Monitor Barn Color Experiment
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 09:05:36 AM »
Dave,
 Looking real good. I love the pickling wash. Did you put on an ink wash after the paint and all? I found that it deepens the color, and brings the grain out a little more.....
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Re: CCK's Monitor Barn Color Experiment
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 09:07:01 AM »
Not yet, Loren. Good idea, though. Gonna let all this sit until this evening, then I'll play around some more. Thanks!

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Re: CCK's Monitor Barn Color Experiment
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 09:07:31 AM »
Cool. Looks like a variation of "Sellios' Usetabe Red".  ;)


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Re: CCK's Monitor Barn Color Experiment
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017, 09:46:12 AM »
....the prototype structure and a beautiful model build by Bill Stinson of Vermont.....were the inspiration for this kit....Slim is working on a light kit for it also....
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Re: CCK's Monitor Barn Color Experiment
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2017, 09:48:55 AM »
It's now a nice wedding venue. Lots of pix on their website. Great looking kit! 👍🏻👍🏻

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Re: CCK's Monitor Barn Color Experiment
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2017, 10:58:53 AM »
Thanks for sharing you experimentation's Dave.  Interesting, very interesting.  I'll have to keep an eye out for the Driftwood Pickling Wash and Testor's Acrylic Washes.  The results you've achieved are quite impressive!   ;) 
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Re: CCK's Monitor Barn Color Experiment
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2017, 12:27:15 PM »
I enjoy the process. Nicely done.
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Re: CCK's Monitor Barn Color Experiment
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2017, 06:33:34 PM »
Back from our trip to northwestern Illinois. Took the back roads home to peek at all kinds of barns. Did a dry-brushing of the wall color. On the left is where I left things this morning and on the right is the wall color added.

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Re: CCK's Monitor Barn Color Experiment
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2017, 06:36:23 PM »
And the end walls with the same treatment. I'm thinking maybe a final inkahol wash as Loren suggested. Thoughts?

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Re: CCK's Monitor Barn Color Experiment
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2017, 06:58:38 PM »
Definitely a A&I wash.  Also consider adding some paint under the eaves, where the sun wouldn't bleach it out.  That's something I've seen on barns.


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